Vaccine Information

Current Eligibility

Appointments are now available to all those 18 years and older. Those 16-17 years old are able to receive the Pfizer vaccine, which is given primarily at our Talihina location. The other locations will be primarily giving the Moderna vaccine.

Appointments

To make an appointment to receive the vaccine, call 800-349-7026 ext. 6, use your myCNHSA app, or visit my.cnhsa.com.

If the 1-800 number doesn't work, the clinics direct lines are below

Clinics

Clinic
Clinic Number
Extension(s)
Atoka
580-889-1981
32001 or 32011
Durant
580-920-2100
Press 0
Hugo
580-326-7561
35086, 35011, or 35012
Idabel
580-286-2600
41011
McAlester
918-423-8440
31016, 31012, or 31001
Poteau
918-649-1100
61124 or 61175
Stigler
918-967-9200
34010 and 34011
Talihina
918-567-7000
6728

Vaccine News

Vaccine FAQs

Which vaccine are you giving out?
The Choctaw Nation has both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. Primarily, the Pfizer vaccine is available at the Talihina location and Moderna at the outlying clinics. Exceptions will be made as necessary to adequately supply our clinics with enough vaccine for the current demand. Both provide protection against the coronavirus.

Where is Choctaw Nation getting their vaccine supply?
Choctaw Nation has partnered with Indian Health Services for their vaccine supply.

How do I get the vaccine?
Call 800-349-7026, choose option 6, then select your clinic of choice to make an appointment. Vaccines are only available by appointment.

What days of the week and times can I schedule an appointment?
Schedulers at each of the locations will be setting appointments during regular business hours. Days and times vary by location. Schedulers are also working towards calling their eligible patients to make appointments proactively.

Do I need to bring anything to my appointment?
You will need to bring your ID and insurance card to your appointment. If you will be getting your second dose, please bring the card you received from your first dose appointment.

Will it cost me anything?
No, the vaccine is provided at no charge to anyone.

Where can I find more about the vaccines themselves?
Some information is found on this page. The CDC has more information.

I'm allergic to eggs. Can I still get a COVID-19 vaccine?
Yes, neither of the vaccines currently available have any sort of egg protein.

I recently had COVID-19. Do I need to wait to be vaccinated?
It depends. If you had to be treated with convalescent plasma or passive antibody therapy, you must wait 90 days. If you did not receive this treatment, you only have to wait until your quarantine period is over and you feel recovered.

I just had a shingles or flu shot. Can I still get the COVID-19 vaccine?
You must wait 14 days between getting ANY vaccine and the COVID-19 vaccine. You must also wait 14 days after the COVID-19 vaccine before receiving any other vaccine.

From Jason Hill, D.O., Chief Medical Officer, Choctaw Nation Health Services Authority

All of us have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic (some directly, others indirectly). To help you make the best choice for you and your family, we are providing you with the below facts:

  • Both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccine require two doses. You will be informed upon your initial dose when to come in for your second dose (two-three weeks after the initial date). The Pfizer vaccine will be available in Talihina and the Moderna will be available at the outlying clinics.
  • COVID-19 vaccination will significantly reduce your chances of getting COVID-19. Experts continue to conduct studies about the effect of the vaccine on severity of illness should you become infected by COVID-19 after the dose of vaccination.
  • The vaccines have high rates of protection, at more than 90% effective.
  • COVID-19 vaccines will not give you COVID-19.
  • Messenger RNA vaccines — also called mRNA vaccines — are the most spoken about vaccines in the U.S. mRNA vaccines do not use the live virus that causes COVID-19. They do not affect or interact with our DNA in any way. mRNA never enters the nucleus of the cell, which is where our DNA (genetic material) is kept.
  • COVID-19 vaccines will not cause you to test positive on COVID-19 viral tests, but if your body develops an immune response, you may test positive on some antibody tests.
  • People who have already endured COVID-19 may still benefit from getting vaccinated, as there are multiple strains of COVID-19.
  • The safety of COVID-19 vaccines is a top priority. CNHSA associates who will be storing or administering the vaccine will undergo training and check-offs.
  • At least at first, COVID-19 vaccines will be used under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). More Information
  • There may be a limited supply of COVID-19 vaccines before the end of 2020, but supply will continually increase in the weeks and months that follow.
  • The COVID-19 vaccine will be given at no cost to the American people.
  • Commonly reported adverse effects from the COVID vaccine include: pain and redness at the injection site, fatigue, headache, fever, chills, and muscle and joint aches.
  • For more information,

Choctaw Nation clinics will publicize their vaccine dates when determined. If you have more questions, please speak with your primary care physician.